Students in the Touch & See Lab looking at a live tarantula.

Youth Camps

Adventures for the budding scientist in your life

Bell Museum camps return with new offerings this summer, including special two-week sessions for in-person camps and weekly virtual camp offerings throughout the summer.

In-person camps are now full. Please call U of M Tickets to check on the availability of waitlists: 612-624-2345 M–F, noon–5 pm.

Virtual camps
The Bell Museum’s online camps for grades K–2 and 3–5 include opportunities for campers to learn, explore, and create from home! Campers will engage in fun science-based learning and activities throughout the weeklong session at their own pace. Camp fees include a materials kit (for pickup, shipping extra), three live interactive Zoom sessions with Bell education staff, and an activity guidebook with prompts for independent exploration.

In-person camps
Bell in-person camps provide a fun and enriching environment for grades 1–6 that encourages campers to explore their scientific passions and discover new interests. We explore, create, and experiment with STEAM related activities and exhibits throughout the museum. Led by talented educators, each two-week session includes hands-on investigations, museum exhibits, games, creative projects, guided outdoor exploration, and so much more! Safety related COVID protocols will be in place.

Register Here

Limited full scholarships* will be available for BOTH virtual and in-person summer camps on a first-come, first-served basis, based on financial need. Curiosity members are already prequalified, and all members have early access to scholarships during the Bell member presale on Wednesday, March 17.

*There is a $40 registration fee in order to secure your spot in camp. We’ll contact you for payment once your camp is confirmed.

Apply for a Scholarship

Become a member! For as little as $95 your household can become Bell Museum members and receive discounted camp pricing—one of the many benefits of membership. The museum is also proud to offer $15 Curiosity Memberships for qualifying families.

 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss accommodations for your camper, please contact us at bellcamps@umn.edu.

Kids at Bell summer camp doing science indoors and out

Virtual & In-person camps

Support generously provided by:

Boston Scientific Logo in black     WEM Foundation